*THE FOLLOWING BELOW IS NOT WRITTEN BY THE ROYAL HALF,
BUT RATHER PUMPERNICHOLL, OUR MASTER RECAPPER*
GAME 1: KINGS 1, HAWKS 2
GAME 2: KINGS 2, HAWKS 4
Ho hum, the Los Angeles Kings are back in the Western Conference Final.
Just four wins away from capturing the greatest trophy in sports – The Clarence S. Campbell Bowl – the Kings first had to face off against the President's Trophy-winning Chicago Blackhawks, a team that has given them fits over the past few seasons.
It was going to be a highly contested series that could go the full seven games, or just as easily result in a sweep for either team. One of those strange series where the teams were so evenly matched that no result would be surprising.
However, I liked the Kings chances against the record-setting Blackhawks. As long as Jonathan Quick kept his team in the game and could get inside the Hawks' heads, and leading scorer Mike Richards stayed healthy, I saw no problem for the defending champions...
Let's just get this over with.
Click Here to Read the Rest of PumperNicholl's RECAP of Game 1 & 2 vs the Blackhawks!!!
*Note: The back-to-back games coupled with my indefinite Twitter Jail sentence (#FreePumperNicholl) made this two-game recap a bit trickier. If this is your first visit, what the hell took you so long? Also, the typical game-style recaps will be back for Game 3 if I haven't drank my weight in vodka and Bud Light Lime during the third period.
— 0.0 (@djarum) June 2, 2013
Oh this should be fun.
...or the complete opposite.
**** Jonathan Quick, **** Dustin Brown,**** Daryl Sutter, and **** the entire Los Angeles Kings roster. Hate them as much as Detroit
— Ryan Wiley(@R_Wiley) June 1, 2013
"As much as Detroit" what?
Hahahahahahahaha #****** initially id root for you cuz you're a CA team but after what ur fans said to the Sharks.....**** your lame asses.
— hey girl heyyyy (@Mdiddydo13) June 3, 2013
Sorry, Sharks fans.
Hey, it's not okay to wear your Blackhawks jersey in Silver Lake. Get the **** out of my neighborhood. #lakings
— Diiinr Kofi (@DinerCoffee) June 2, 2013
@sethgustin **** THAT NOISE #****** #dustinbrownsafag #anzekopitarcanlickmytaint
— Andrew Cobas (@Cobiachi) June 1, 2013
Nothing better than a homophobic slur followed by a homoerotic wish.
Obligatory GO HAWKS GO I WANT QUICK DEAD tweet.#****** #sharksfanforlyfe
— Lacey(@Shutter0puck) June 1, 2013
That a way hossa #****** #GET #IT #TRENDING #****** #****** #****** #****** #****** #****** #****** #****** #****** #****** #******
— Mike Daly(@MDaly33) June 1, 2013
This would be the highlight of Mike's life.
**** THE LA KINGS ***** ASS *************
— Brose Canseco (@CarlCervantes15) June 2, 2013
**** the LA Kings, and all you bandwagon fans. No repeat this year boys.
— Landon Rody (@Roadhouse_Rody) June 3, 2013
Hawks win.. Smash the #LAQueens #Kings #LAKings #blackhawks #hawkstalk #GoHawks #quicksucks #gocrawford twitter.com/truehawksfans/…
— trueblackhawksfans (@truehawksfans) June 3, 2013
We all picture the Stanley Cup surrounded by floating feathers, right?
Go suck a dick Kings. Go and suck a dick. #sweepsweepsweepfromthetableside
— Dave (@DBergz13) June 3, 2013
Things I hate right now: Dave "Raffi Jr." Bolland, Brendan Shanahan, the Chicago Blackhawks, CM Punk, 90% of my TL. **** all y'all.
— John Carroll (@toshanshuinLA) June 3, 2013
Blackhawks Win Blackhawks Win!!! lead 2-0 in the series! **** the LA Queens, yall ain't **** *******!
— Javon(@javon916) June 3, 2013
Whew. I was worried the Kings were into coprophilia.
TRH THREE STARS OF THE NIGHT:
3. Blackhawks Fans
#howto get ready for a Blackhawks game vine.co/v/b3azmvBlwbl
— Nick Rosenblatt (@NickRosenblatt9) June 1, 2013
That was the saddest thing I've ever seen.
COMMITTED TO THE INDIAN. #blackhawks vine.co/v/b3aaHjp6ptP
— Connor Laughlin (@_CNDOR_) June 1, 2013
I think you mean "Native American."
June in Chicagoland. Let's Go Blackhawks! vine.co/v/b3aWiwUrL3O
— Jim Binder (@jimbinder) June 1, 2013
Sounds eerily similar to the Madhouse on Madison.
#chillin with bubba #blackhawks game #posted **** Pringles? vine.co/v/b3aqBHBIb7I
— Rollie Fingers(@dtortoise) June 1, 2013
A normal, well-adjusted Blackhawks fan.
**** the kings #blackhawks vine.co/v/b3aMUp5DaBW
— Anthony Capobianco (@AnthonyCapo_) June 1, 2013
And thus the Great Chicago Fire of 2013 began...
Blackhawks and dead animals vine.co/v/b3athIQeDZV
— Dan (@CrushedIt) June 1, 2013
Another normal, well-adjusted Blackhawks fan.
First meal/drink of the day!! Go Hawks!! Beat LA!! BEAT LA!! #Chicago #Blackhawks vs #LA #Queens #crownroya... vine.co/v/b3eBLKDwYde
— Jesse Babico (@Babi_J28) June 2, 2013
I can't believe this guy didn't have any friends to drink with.
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NOT IN OUR HOUSE #Blackhawks #Chicago #LNV vine.co/v/b3ir5EHMEDQ
— Kyle Bottamedi (@domothepanda) June 3, 2013
Ugh. I can't believe we have to see these fans for another four games.
2. Jonathan Quick
"Come at me, mon frère." twitter.com/theroyalhalf/s…
— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) June 3, 2013
Joe Bernier was actually saying this to all of the people who want Quick benched.
Brown just said to Bernier "cmon joe"... His name is Jon u ****. Great captain u are
— Jeff York(@JYjr21) June 3, 2013
Blackhawks figure out Quick and there goes any other hopes of winning another cup. These 9 years are going to be tough.I love Quick but ****
— Logan Mesick (@LA_Thrash16) June 3, 2013
*slams head against desk*
1. Patrick Kane
I can't wait...@nhlblackhawks#Chicago #Blackhawks #KingsSuck #Becauseitsthecup twitter.com/chadmizell/sta…
— Chad Mizell (@chadmizell) June 3, 2013
Chicago's Patrick Kane, in official presser, on the Kings: "It's almost like they're a better St. Louis Blues...."
— lisa dillman (@reallisa) May 31, 2013
Well at least Patrick Kane believes in the Kings.